We love to practice being green on a daily basis, whether it鈥檚 taking聽eco-friendly tips from Shailene Woodley聽or using up leftovers in聽food scrap recipes. Rather than just trying to avoid foods that are bad for the environment, we thought we鈥檇 commemorate this Earth Day with some recipes that really encompass聽green living. Find delicious uses for cheese rinds, juicing pulp and more聽scraps you normally toss with these 15 no-waste recipes. It鈥檒l be your tastiest Earth Day yet!


1.聽Baked Carrot and Coconut Fritters: Don鈥檛 toss that veggie pulp from your morning juice. Vegetable pulp contains plenty of fiber and nutrients, and it would be a shame to waste it 鈥 turn your leftovers into lunch with this recipe for savory fritters. (via Mari Jasmine)


2.聽Chicken Liver P芒t茅 With Sage, Apple and Thyme: The no-waste cooking movement encourages the use of聽all parts of the animal, including offal (AKA organ meat). Though that may not sound appealing, you might be surprised once you try this chicken liver p芒t茅. Cooked down with some spices, brandy and shallots, liver is聽transformed into a creamy and slightly sweet spread. Bonus: P芒t茅 goes great with wine. (via The Kitchn)


3.聽Ham Bone Soup: It鈥檚 not often that you get to sit down to a feast with a giant ham hock, so when the opportunity to snag a ham bone presents itself, it鈥檚 important to take it.聽The marrow bone is a particularly valuable leftover because of its聽magical soup-flavoring聽powers. Here鈥檚 the plan: On a lazy weekend afternoon, alternate between binging on Netflix聽and stirring a delicious pot of ham bone soup at the stove. In just a few episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, you鈥檒l be rewarded with a hearty soup you can nosh on all week.聽(via The New York Times)


4.聽Parm Broth: Parmesan rinds don鈥檛聽have to be sad. Toss 鈥檈m into a pot of boiling water with vegetable scraps and a glug of olive oil instead of the trash can, and they鈥檒l be transformed into a rich broth you can use in soups and sauces.聽(via Bon App茅tit)


5.聽Carrot Soup With Carrot Top Pesto: Those beautiful carrots you bought from the farmers market are so good you can literally eat them whole. Save the green tops for a zesty pesto, no extra herbs needed. It鈥檒l add a salty kick that really brightens up this creamy carrot soup. (via Love and Lemons)


6.聽Marcella Beans With Sausage and Beet Greens: One of the tastiest parts of beets often goes overlooked; their green tops are similar to other leafy greens like kale or chard. Stir fry them with garlic and onions for a tasty vegetable side, or mix them into tender beans with bacon or sausage, like in this recipe. (via The Taste San Francisco)


7.聽Vegan Beet Greens, Roasted Vegetables and Black Japonica Rice: Yet another incentive to聽eat both the beet and the beet greens: There are different nutrients found in each. The greens are rich in iron, while the beet聽itself is loaded with antioxidants. Using both makes this a balanced, no-waste grain bowl. (via Apollo and Luna)


8.聽Broccoli Stem Noodles With Sesame Ginger Dressing: Zoodles are all the rage, but have you tried Broodles? Okay, that name might not catch on, but that doesn鈥檛 mean broccoli stem noodles won鈥檛. Even if you don鈥檛 have a spiralizer, you can still make these veggie noodles with Asian-inspired flavors. Just use a julienne peeler on your broccoli stems. (via All Day I Dream About Food)


9.聽Spring Pea and Carrot Salad With Carrot Top Pesto: Celebrate Earth Day to the fullest with a salad that鈥檚 green *and* waste free. Here鈥檚 another great use for carrot top pesto 鈥 salad聽dressing! (via Half Baked Harvest)


10.聽Beet and Pomegranate Galette: You know the old adage: When life gives you beet stems, make a galette. No? Well, you should make this rustic savory pie anyway. Beet stems pair well with Mediterranean flavors like sweet and tangy pomegranate molasses and salty za鈥檃tar spice. This light dish is perfect for a picnic or movie night in the park.聽(via BK17 Bakery)


11.聽Root Vegetable Peel Chips: Next time, instead of throwing your root vegetable peels in the trash, turn them into chips. This recipe is from Dan Barber, the chef and co-owner of Blue Hill in New York, known for his philosophical approach to sustainable eating 鈥 so you know it鈥檚 legit. Use brightly colored veggie peels for a more a-peeling (sorry) chip spread. (via Tasting Table)


12.聽Carrot Taco Shells: In the spirit of Earth Day, use leftover carrot pulp from your juicer for these low-carb taco shells. Carine from Sweet as Honey likes to top her tacos with a green salad and sprouts, but you can dress yours up with whatever filling you prefer. (via Sweet as Honey)


13.聽Roasted Bone Marrow and Parsley Salad: Nose-to-tail cooking is a delicious way to cut down on聽food waste. Marrow bones were once considered a delicacy for dogs; now they鈥檙e a staple on fancy restaurant menus. When roasted, bone marrow is like nature鈥檚 butter 鈥 spread it on toast and you鈥檒l see exactly what we鈥檙e talking about.聽(via Wild Greens and Sardines)


14.聽No-Waste Tacos de Carnitas With Salsa Verde: You won鈥檛 want to leave聽even a little bit of these no-waste tacos. In a genius culinary twist, the juices and fat from the roasted pork go directly into the tomatillo salsa, giving it a rich boost of flavor. Roasting the pork in a little orange juice instead of frying it in copious amounts of lard also makes this recipe a little healthier and easier to tackle, without compromising taste. (via Serious Eats)


15.聽Velvety Mushroom Soup: Shiitake mushroom stems might seem inedible due to聽their rough, woody texture, but as with most vegetable scraps, they make one heck of a broth. Shiitake stems are super flavorful, but feel free to add in other mushroom stems for a more complex broth. (via Food52)

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